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good friend from rochester new york, the distinguished ranking minority member of the committee on rules, ms. slaughter. pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dreier: all time will be yielded for debate purposes only. i would like to ask, mr. speaker, unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i was just thinking about the fact that there are 26 letters in the alphabet, and we have had the first three letters used in discussion here on the house floor today. a, b, and my friend from worcester brought up the letter c in talking about this. we have what is so-called letter b. and i'm not doing a "sesame street" skit here. letter b is what we are talking about, plan b, and i think about plan a. plan a is what the majority in the house of representatives has been trying for the last two years to implement
. it is december 20th. >> the top five stories making news at this hour. a massive chain reaction crash in new york leaving 33 people hurt and one person dead. it happened in the town of shirley on the long island expressway. the driver of a tractor trailer lost control and smashed into several vehicles setting off the chain reaction. the truck cause carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a movie. chain reaction. it was so fast. no one could react to it. >> 40 vehicles were involved in the wreck. it stretched the length of a football field. eastbound lanes are shut but westbound lanes are open. >>> 4 u.s. citizens plotting to destroy u.s. targets overseas. they pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy. three already pleaded guilty but changed their plea when is the 4th was indicted as being the ringleader. the younger brother of bernie madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in history. he is expected to spend the next ten years behind bars. one victim fired off a letter to the judge saying she is very unhappy the sentencing was postponed from decem
it or not >> gretchen: here is the headlines. a massive chain crash. it happened in new york. it happened iniac-- yack hank. the driver lost control and setting off the chain reaction . the truck was carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a move yechain reaction and so fast. no one could react to it. >> brian: 40 vehicles were involved and the wreck stretched the length of a football field and all lanes are reopened this morning. midwest getting pummeled with a massive snow storm. some states are under blizzard warnings it is expected to dump a foot of the snow in the next 48 hours. in nebraska. roads are shut down because of the snow and strong wins are making visibility difficult. roads are closed in washington state after collisions and spin outs . there is word that one person is hurt. younger brother of madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in prison. he will be spending 10 years behind bars. one victim said she is unhappy that the sentence was postpone anothered the judge to remain free to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown
to share. yesterday in tribute firefighters from as far away as new york city lined the street outside the catholic church in newtown, forming an honor guard as the hearse carrying daniel's body passed. firemen in full gear and uniforms saluted the little boy, recognizing the young child who hoped to join their ranks one day. another photo shows a man riding in the funeral procession holding a piece of paper out the window with the simple message, thank you all. look at that. well, at the same time, investigators continue pursuing their research, and today are going after a new angle in the search for a motive in this massacre. i mean, they just want to understand so they can prevent other tragedies in the future. experts are asking a yes nettist from the university of connecticut to contribute now to the investigation of the shooter in the hope that lanza's biology can reveal what may have been behind this massacre. dr. michael baden is a world renowned forensic pathologist, the best, and a fox news contributor who has worked so many high profile cases, we can barely name them all, th
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
dismissed the focus on rice's remarks. gary ackerman of new york said congress has become a partisan bickering bunch of grousing old people. >> trying to quibble around here on this particular issue of the narrative rather than how we work together to make things better to quibble over somebody said a particular word or didn't use the right word, rather than figure out how to avoid the mistakes that might have been to not lose american lives on into the future. >> reporter: amid the furor, ambassador rice has withdrawn herself for consideration as secretary of state. and four state department security officials resigned on wednesday. >> suarez: retailers are hoping to finish the holiday shopping season strong, particularly given some forecasts warning of a slowing economy in 2013. as we reported earlier, consumer spending helped spike better growth this fall. but in light of the last recession, some are asking whether less personal debt and perhaps some more austerity might be a better approach. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman has been exploring that question. part of
candidate for president. with that i yield to the distinguished lady from new york, a member of the appropriations committee, mrs. lowey, congratulate her on becoming the new ranking member. mrs. lowey: and i congratulate you on the wisdom that you share with us. mr. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to the bill. instead of putting forth a serious comprehensive and balanced deficit reduction plan, the republicans are taking a time-out so the house can embark on yet another effort to pass portions of the ryan budget. the same ryan budget that would end compare as we know it, walk away from the caps on discretionary spending agreed to in the budget control act and has no chance of being signed into law. our constituents want us to negotiate, agree to a solution to avoid economic catastrophe. i had concerns of some of the proposals that the president made in his negotiations with the speaker but at least the president was seeking a workable compromise. instead they walked away from the negotiating table, given everything our country has been through in the last two months fro
are running a very important agency at a new york veryage dedicated to that task.ncy, an it's good that you here this morning to answer the committee's questions. 10 10 million m americans benefit from a system that has servede this this country for many decades very well. it's a system where pensions an other benefitswh are provided, where small businesspeople,ruckg contractors, trucking companies, markets, supermarkets and otherd get together and pooled theirshe resources and share costs in p order to provide pensions and eb other employee benefits. ehis is what's known as, theas h chairman said, as the multi-employer pension system. the multi-employer pension system in all cases and falls a collective bargaining agreement that sets the terms and conditions for the benefits that will b will be given. the system has worked extraordinarily well and it ise the system that 10 million americans rely upon for their pension. it is essentially and it fundamentally is sound, that the are some significant problemsles that we must deal with in order to assure it sound as. the grass better to my righ
of a disaster you have. at least disasters as described by existing law, and new york will get their money and it doesn't necessarily have to be the 64 million, it's just got to make sure there's money there for what's needed tomorrow and the next day and the next day. but we aren't going to have a final figure on this for a long time. so we ought to just move with some money to make sure it's there for what can be spent right now. i yield the floor. do you want me to suggest -- i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the leader. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the call of the quorum be terminated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i rise today to honor a woman by the name of janice shelton. for her friendship, and 32 years of dedication as an employee of this body, the united states senate. 25 of those years janice worked as my executive assistant. she's demonstrated a sincere dedication to me, my office, my family, and this body, the united states
to gun culture. so i'm pleased to welcome my next guest. joining us here in new york is rabbi eric yoffe for the union for reformed judaism. thank you for coming inside "the war room." >> happy to be with you. s. >> john: you wrote a deeply powerful piece in "huffington post" and everybody out there atheist and believer alike should read called "gun worship is blasphemy." what was it that prompted you to go with that particular title? >> i believe that gun control is a religious issue. we have turned guns into idols and the worship of idols is blasphemy and the only proper response to blasphemy is moral outrage and moral action. that's what that piece was about. >> john: i want to talk with you about the whole morality of gun culture. a lot of people are struggling with where do you draw the line between wanting to protect your family and giving easy access to weapons designed to kill people to whoever wants them. >> we're not talking about protecting your family. we all support that. all of the major religious
cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. mary snow, cnn, new york. >> we are all asking why after those deaths in newtown. the search for answers. there's one fact that we can't ignore. these kinds of mass shootings happen in the united states more than anything else in the industrialized world. we'll go next to japan. that is where gun violence is almost nonexistent, but first -- ♪ three cheers for the green and white ♪ ♪ the sandy hook school >> these are students from new york ps 22 chorus singing their song to honor the victims there in newtown. their goal, of course, to bring hope and inspiration to families who have been impacted by the shooting. these are fifth graders from staten island. ♪ we'll go ♪ we'll do our best our very best to learn and grow ♪ it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow st
new york times," but it's everywhere -- host: representative huelskamp, for close watchers of congress, they understand that you've had a little bit of a kurfuffle with speaker boehner. what is your current relationship with speaker boehner? guest: for folks that are unaware, i was removed from two committees and three of my colleagues were stripped of their preferred committees as well. i don't believe any of us received any advanced notice. it's big boy politics up here. but recognize i think for most americans it looks petty, it looks vindictive because it was based on the way we voted. there was a secret scorecard, peter, that was involved. the steering committee of about 30 republicans went into a closed door meeting, gave no notice to me. they didn't tell me what committees i'm going to be on neck year. for a few weeks, committeeless is not necessarily a bad thing, peter. i -- in this case i'm a fifth generation farmer. someone has been on the ag committee for 101 years from kansas and have the speaker and other g.o.p. leaders punish me for my conservative votes and punish my con
directing new york city traffic. >> brian: the winner of the x factor will be joining us live. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. steve, you'll be joining me, right? >> steve: i will. weather alert. serious trouble for millions of americans hoping to travel for the holiday. check out the storm system. it is powerful. moving through the central part of u.s., upper plains. blizzard and winter storm warnings for nebraska and great lakes. deep south tornado sirens blaring. mobile, alabama, roofs have been ripped off, trees topple. a powerful storm moves through there. a warning in effect in mobile, alabama. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: why don't we get normal weather. always something extreme. it is causing delays and cancellations. they're trying to get home. going through chicago o'hare's airport the nation's second busiest airport. they're having a tough time. live screen left, you see minneapolis. screen right you see storm damage where it already went through in mobile, alabama. could be a rough couple days out there as the head -- storm heads o
women's leadership academy in the harlem area of new york city, one of the first and most successful pilot projects for girls public schools with which i know the presiding officer is very familiar. and i remember the time i invited senator barbara mikulski to texas, because she and i have worked together supporting for so many years, and this year have been, she chair, and i ranking members of the appropriations subcommittee. we went to visit the johnson space center because i wanted her to see the great work they are doing there. and then i took her to the houston rodeo, because i wanted her to see the texas culture. well, i'm not sure that the senator who grew up in the inner city of baltimore knew exactly how people would dress at the rodeo, but suffice it to say, there were a lot of rhinestones and cowboy boots and big hair and big hats. senator mikulski whispered to me during this time, kay, if we were here monday and we went to the chamber of commerce, do these people look like this? and i said, yes, pretty much. so senator mikulski and i also teamed up to pass the homemaker i
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